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Kathleen T. O'Loughlin


Dr. Kathleen O’Loughlin is Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the American Dental Association. Prior to joining the ADA, Kathy served as the Chief Dental Officer for United Health Group, and President and CEO of Delta Dental of MA.

Kathy practiced dentistry for over 20 years in Medford and Winchester, MA, while serving as an assistant clinical professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in the Department of General Dentistry as a course director. She received her bachelor’s degree cum laude from Boston University in 1974 and her doctorate from Tufts University summa cum laude in 1981. In 1998, Dr. O’Loughlin received a master’s degree in Public Health and Health Care Management from Harvard University. She became Trustee of Tufts University in 2006 and is the Chair of the Board of Advisors for Tufts Dental School.

Kathy is a member of several dental organizations and has received numerous awards. She is currently a Board member for Association Forum of Chicagoland.


December 2015